Getting away in style
RENOWNED motorhome maker Trakka has released a new model for those looking to get away in style.
And when we say get away, we mean it — the choice to ‘‘free camp’’ and not rely entirely on powered sites is an option worth having if peace and quiet is one of your aims.
The Trakkaway 700 is the latest Fiat Ducato-based motorhome from Trakka, which features dieselpowered appliances — a cooktop, water and room heater — as well as a 270-watt solar-charging system for the twin-battery auxiliary power system to maintain home comforts.
The 132kW/400Nm, threelitre turbodiesel, front-drive layout has a six-speed automatic transmission and the features list has dual front airbags, lap-sash seat belts for four, cruise control, a trip computer, satnav, Bluetooth phone link and iPod link. Priced from $169,500 drive-away, the options list includes an upgrade from two to four-berth for $3500, leather trim for $2950, a $1950 towing package, an alloy bull bar for $2450, a $2500 rain-water retrieval system and AL-KO levelling suspension which is also on the list for $2500.
There’s also air conditioning throughout, heating, a reversing camera, swivelling front seats, a privacy blind for the front cabin, double glazed windows and a skylight that’s also fitted with blinds. The living space is contained within a composite body structure and offers extremely easy access, laminated plywood cabinets and also a contemporary design theme.
A 136-litre fridge, microwave, 165 litres of water (including 20 litres of dieselheated water), overhead lockers with roller shutter doors, filtered drinking water and a portable, entertainment unit with a television and DVD.
Trakka says that its ‘‘Switch Mode Bathroom’’ is a patented system that offers a full-size shower or toilet, contained all in the one cubicle — but the toilet disappears with a press of a button. The living area is separate from the bedroom — thanks to a room divider — which features a bedslide system with storage beneath it.
The Trakkaway 700 also has a push-button operated full-length side awning.
There is a handy exterior work bench and a power outlet used for preparing meals, exterior LED lighting and an outdoor hot and cold shower.
An electronic control unit monitors the batteries, water tank levels, indoor and outdoor temperatures.
The Trakkaway also comes fitted with a built-in circuit breaker and cord storage, plus there’s also a very handy 135-litre built-in grey-water tank.
The Trakkaway 700 motorhome features all the latest mod cons and comes priced from $169,500 drive-away